stuff i made

even though I wasn't busy blogging all summer,
I was busy making stuff

this is a bench I made for my mom
I won't lie, it's awesome

plans from the amazing ana white
for the rustic pottery bench

so my only not happiness about this is our lame lumber store
they're helpful, just not big enough to have what I want
if I don't want to drive to park city for home depot...
(because I was making this the day of her birthday)
...I buy the wood there
it's way more than ana estimates wood should cost
plus they have never heard of a 1 by 3
so I have to figure out how to do it with 1 by 4 boards
that are far from straight

in this instance things worked out
I also altered the top because I knew this bench
would be for plants
so the slats would be better than a solid top
for dripping water

then black stain
then poly spray
then hooray

friends, I know I live in Wyoming and all
but I am not a lumberjack
I'm still kind of scared of the saw
and I don't know any of the right names for tools

Derek, hand me Filipe the turner

the point: you can totally do this




  1. Oh my - living in Wyoming! I had no idea. It's one of the only states that makes me feel a bit big city when I say I grew up in South Dakota!

    Beautiful bench, too!

  2. I've heard that the price estimates are off in general, big city or not. Cute bench! Still trying to get up the gumption to try making a headboard or a console table.

  3. don't deny it. you ARE a lumberjack. and a comedian. felipe the turner: I'd dying over here.

  4. and I'm tired, and mis-typing. I meant I'm dying over here.

  5. Wow that is A.M.A.Z.I.N.G. Great job it is beautiful. I bet she loved it!

  6. and--- you're a handy man. you're NUTS. And it's beautiful!

  7. That is a very cool bench. We want one!!